BitBake is a generic task execution engine that allows shell and Python tasks to be run efficiently and in parallel while working within complex inter-task dependency constraints. One of BitBake's main users, OpenEmbedded, takes this core and builds embedded Linux software stacks using a task-oriented approach.
For information about Bitbake, see the OpenEmbedded website: http://www.openembedded.org/
Bitbake plain documentation can be found under the doc directory or its integrated html version at the Yocto Project website: http://yoctoproject.org/documentation
Please refer to http://www.openembedded.org/wiki/HowtosubmitapatchtoOpenEmbedded for guidelines on how to submit patches, just note that the latter documentation is intended for OpenEmbedded (and its core) not bitbake patches ([email protected]) but in general main guidelines apply. Once the commit(s) have been created, the way to send the patch is through git-send-email. For example, to send the last commit (HEAD) on current branch, type:
git send-email -M -1 --to [email protected].org